Republican presidential candidate and outsourcer-in-chief Mitt Romney has doubled down on his pro-1%, anti-working-family drive by selecting Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says Romney's choice of Ryan shows "just how bad his decision making is for working people."
Ryan is the author of the House budget proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a cash cow for private insurance companies, kill jobs and cut Social Security—all to give tax breaks to the wealthy. Says Trumka:
Whether its outsourcing American jobs or picking his running mate, Mitt Romney's proven just how bad his decision making is for working people. Aligning himself with the poster-child for ending Medicare and Social Security puts to rest any suggestion that Romney has a clue what the middle class needs. We're witnessing the radical Tea Party extremes drive its final nail in what was once the Republican Party.
Yale Professor Jacob Hacker author of the new progressive agenda, "Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All," says Romney's selection of Ryan as his running mate "has made the debate about our economic policies clear."
He has chosen a running mate who believes in a path forward that will only help the wealthiest few. Ryan’s ‘Path to Prosperity’ is an oxymoron—it makes the rich richer while the rest of Americans struggle...Ryan’s plan is a path to prosperity for the wealthiest few. Prosperity economics is the path to true prosperity for all.
Find out more about the Romney/Ryan plan to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from the Strengthen Social Security Coalition here.